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Aretha Franklin - Soul '69 album download
Aretha Franklin - Soul '69 album download
Performer: Aretha Franklin
Title: Soul '69
Country: US
Released: 2002
Style: Soul
Rating: 4.3/5
FLAC size: 1848 mb | MP3 size: 1518 mb | WMA size: 1889 mb
Genre: Funk

Soul '69 is the fourteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on 1969 by Atlantic Records, the album features covered material. The album charted at on Billboard's R&B albums chart and at on Billboard's Top Albums, but launched two largely unsuccessful singles, "Tracks of My Tears", which reached on "Black Singles" and on "Pop Singles", and "Gentle on My Mind", which charted at and respectively.

It does no good to say Aretha Franklin can’t sing as well as Ivy Anderson; Ivy Anderson is dead, and not a dozen of the dedicated music-lovers who read this journal remember the great Duke Ellington vocalist. We must make do with what we have, and the best female singer we have now is Aretha. There are cleverer singers, and there are one or two with more impressive technical abilities, but no one does so many things so well. Aretha’s latest, though camouflaged with the title Soul ’69, is an album of blues, or more specifically, jazz-blues. It is quite possibly the best record to appear in the last five years. Certainly it is excellent in ways in which pop music hasn’t been since the Beatles spear-headed the renaissance of rock, a musical genre which, notwithstanding its recent eclecticism, is extremely limited, having neither the musical complexity nor the emotional variety of jazz.

Aretha Franklin ‎– Soul '69. Label: Atlantic ‎– SD 8212. Backing Vocals – Aretha Franklin, Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy. Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams. Bass – Jerry Jemmott (tracks: A2, B1), Ron Carter (tracks: A1, A3, A5, A6, B2, B6). Design – Loring Eutemey. Drums – Bruno Carr (tracks: A1, A3, A5, A6, B2, B6), Grady Tate (tracks: B4, B5), Roger Hawkins (tracks: A2, B1). Electric Piano – Joe Zawinul (tracks: A6, B6).

Artists Aretha Franklin Soul '69. Soul '69 Aretha Franklin. This album has an average beat per minute of 201 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 201/201 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.

Soul '69 is the fourteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on 1969 by Atlantic Records, the album features covered material. The album was re-released on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s. Aretha In Paris is the second live album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on October 12, 1968 by Atlantic Records. The album was recorded in Paris on May 7, 1968. It reached the Top 20 of Billboard's album chart. This recording was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s.

This item:Soul '69 by Aretha Franklin Audio CD £. 9. Spirit In the Dark by Aretha Franklin Audio CD £. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Aretha by Aretha Franklin Audio CD £. 8. Soul 69 is not an archetypal Aretha album, with it's big band styling, but get past that and you can hear the Queen of Soul in her usual vocal form. This is one to be savoured over time and you will come to appreciate it's place in the hearts of Aretha devotees.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Ramblin'
Written-By – Maybelle Smith*
A2 Today I Sing The Blues
Written-By – Curtis Lewis
A3 River's Invitation
Written-By – Percy Mayfield
A4 Pitiful
Written-By – Charlie Singleton*, Rose Marie McCoy
A5 Crazy He Calls Me
Written-By – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
A6 Bring It On Home To Me
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B1 Tracks Of My Tears
Written-By – Tarplin*, Robinson*, Moore*
B2 If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
Written-By – Rudy Clarke*
B3 Gentle On My Mind
Written-By – John Hartford
B4 So Long
Written-By – Melcher*, Harris*, Morgan*
B5 I'll Never Be Free
Written-By – Bernie Benjamin*, George Weiss*
B6 Elusive Butterfly
Written-By – Bob Lind


  • Alto Saxophone – Frank Wess, George Dorsey
  • Arranged By, Conductor – Arif Mardin
  • Backing Vocals – Evelyn Greene*, Wyline Ivy*
  • Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams
  • Flute, Soloist – David Newman*
  • Liner Notes – John Sinclair
  • Percussion [Latin] – Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales
  • Producer – Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd
  • Recorded By – Tom Dowd
  • Saxophone, Soloist – David Newman* (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B6), King Curtis (tracks: A4)
  • Tenor Saxophone – David Newman*, King Curtis, Seldon Powell
  • Trombone – Benny Powell, Jimmy Cleveland, Thomas Mitchell, Urbie Greene*
  • Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Snookie Young*, Joe Newman, Richard Williams
  • Trumpet, Soloist – Joe Newman
  • Vibraphone – Jack Jennings


Orange hype sticker with featured songs, 180 Gram format, original artwork, audiophile remastering from original master tapes and new liner notes by MC5 manager John Sinclair
Gatefold cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned (on Hype sticker)): 646315111118

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 8212 Aretha Franklin Soul '69 ‎(LP, Album, MO) Atlantic SD 8212 US 1969
0920 079, N° 0920079 Aretha Franklin Soul '69 ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 0920 079, N° 0920079 France 1969
ALM 88212 Aretha Franklin Soul '69 ‎(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic ALM 88212 US 1969
L 150 Aretha Franklin Soul '69 ‎(LP, Album) Sam Wha L 150 South Korea 1969
ALX 58212 Aretha Franklin Soul '69 ‎(Cass, Album, Sna) Atlantic ALX 58212 US 1969